“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Thrift store finds, Easter left-overs & strawberry smoothies, it MUST be PINK SATURDAY!


I just don't have the heart to put this little guy away for a year. He's the right color. He's cute. He makes me happy. So, until, and if, I get tired of looking at a little Easter bunny, he will sit atop the books next to my reading chair. Who would have ever thought that fake chocolate bunnies would earn a spot in the heart of the world? Beats me but someone is laughing all the way to the bank and not many people do that now-a-days, hehehe!

Usually when the grandkids and I get together, sodas, malts or shakes are the snack of the evening, although I do slip in a smoothie quite often to make their mom and dad happy! Of course, what else would Mimi serve up her creamy concoction in other than pink tumblers with a pink straw poked into the top of the foam?

Been a busy week over in my neck of the woods. For the past few days I have been chopping ice and shoveling snow...tossing it into the sun to it will melt. (My back is killing me.) My garage shelters mounds of snow from the sun so spring doesn't come to that part of my yard unless I do something about it. BUT, even with all my chores around the house I managed to do a little thrifting over at my favorite place, Goodwill Industries (some this week, the rest next week for Pink Saturday).

You've seen Rosemary's bed a few weeks ago but it's making a second debut because I found this sweet, pink, knitted baby blanket for $2.00 and couldn't resist. Now Rosemary can cuddle into her kitty bed, snuggle into her new blankie and snooze to her ♥'s content. I am always amazed that little gems like this blanket are sold for so little. I knit and this item took a lot of hours to complete...sigh.

Found this Noritake cup along with another at the Goodwill Store for just $2.00. Now, honestly, I wish I would have found more, but they will be used, especially when I want to spend time sipping tea with one of my special friends.


Around the next corner at Goodwill I came upon this sweet, pink baby bootie that at one time must have held ivy and an adorable card to welcome a little girl into this big world of ours. I can't tell you how many of these I have tossed out never giving it another thought. But now they are making a resurgence in collecting and have become a "find" of all things. So, a couple of months ago I really looked at one and found a new appreciation for the sweetness and coloration. OK, so here comes another little collection that I'll have to dust. Gee, when will I learn? Probably never. The others that I have will make an appearance on another Pink Saturday. I filled those with cotton balls, Q-tips and guest soaps. This one...maybe it will end up on my kitchen table filled with sugar packets. Cute, huh? Any ideas for more?

Don't forget to pop over to Beverly's at How Sweet the Sound to see all of the other folks who have participated this week. My gosh, you'll see some of the most creative, lovely and special blogs and today, loaded with pink-a-licious goodies just for you!

56 comments:

Sit-N-Chat said...

I love the little bootie and think it will be happy holding the packets of sweetness. I have seen these in the Goodwill but didn't think of the practical use like you did. And the other things are pretty, as well. Hope you have a wonderful Pink Saturday!

Jennifer

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

A nice collection of pinks. You did very well at Goodwill! I see those little containers all the time and didn't realize they've now become collectibles. I'm just running out of shelf space. My latest collection is bronzed baby shoes. I'm trying to save them. It's sad that no one wanted them, so if the price is right I snatch them up.

Creative Vignettes said...

This is an inspiring entry. You're right, who says you have to hide the bunnies right after Easter. I keep bunnies in my garden all year long. I enjoyed your entry, and that teacup is just heavenly!
~Abby

Linda said...

I love your thrift store finds, Mimi!! I especially love the tea cup, so pretty and delicate!!

Linda

Betty Jo said...

Those are awesome finds. I adore that teacup. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday my friend. ♥

Sares said...

I have that same pink toile bed for my little dog. She's slept in it 4 times. The little stinker prefers to sleep with someone. You'd think with such a soft, pretty option she would sleep in it, but nothing doing. She's not spoiled or anything!
Have a great weekend and happy Pink Saturday!

Say It With Roses said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Mimi!

Love your cranberry glass straw holder!

Hugs,
Jil

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Lovely finds Mimi,
Happy Pink Saturday!!
Sonia

The Pink Bird House said...

Happy Pink Saturday Mimi! I am in love with your pink bunny, and you reminded me so much of myself - when I love something, I hate to pack it away after the holiday is over, so I have been known to have my favorite Xmas ornaments hanging from lamps and such after Santa has long gone back to the North Pole! Life is too short to see my favorite things only once a year!! So let that bunny stay, please. :-) I also love your Noritake rose-designed vintage cup. What a find. I could picture myself happily sipping tea from such a pretty cup. Can you imagine having a whole Noritake set of dishes just like that. Ahhh, perfect! Have a good weekend. Debby

imjacobsmom said...

Goodwill was good to you my friend. You got some great finds. I adore the baby shoe and I would love to start collecting the little duckies and bunnies or baby bassinets but I too have run out shelf space. It's hard to walk away from them though! Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Country Romantic said...

Hi Mimi,

I agree with you about loving pinks! :) That pink bunny is so cute. Thrifting can be so much fun..especially when you find pink goodies. :)

Happy Pink Saturday!

Katherine

the wild raspberry said...

i'd love to have a sip with a pink straw as well!
chasity

Shirley said...

Waht beautiful pink selections you have this week. The baby blanket is so sweet. Have a happy pink Saturday!

xinex said...

Isn't pink just the sweetest and daintiest color? Who could resist that cute bunny? Love all your pinks!...Christine

Denise said...

Thank you for coming by my blog!!! I LOVE your treasures, I think I need to start visiting Good Will too!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Nice collection of pinks. Happy Pink Day, Mimi!

Blessings,
Sandi

Valerie said...

Oh, all of your pink finds are soooo sweet! I just don't think I could ever part with Mary and Ben's baby planters...just too precious! And to think that people are collecting them?!!! Well, not Mary and Ben's...they're far from "vintage" at this time!

Thanks for dropping by and leaving your kind comments,
Valerie

Raggedy Girl said...

Thank you for welcoming me to Pink Saturday. That is the pinkest Easter bunny I have ever seen. I love your blog dress too, very pretty.


Roberta Anne-the Raggedy Girl

Suzie Button said...

You had a very successful Goodwill shopping trip! And all your pinks are lovely! Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

Who says bunnies can't stick around after Easter?....not me, I have a few that plan to stay for a bit. Your thrifting finds are very sweet and what child wouldn't love coming to your house with all that creamy goodness.....pass me a straw, please. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comments.

Best Wishes,
Kay

Claudia said...

Great finds - and why not keep that Bunny out as long as you like? I answer to your question, Scout somehow lets me do whatever I want photo-wise, unless she is very hyper at the moment, and then all bets are off! Happy Pink Saturday!

Lisa said...

I have several easter items that are not being packed away. I'm sure around Fall they will need to move to make room but for now they stay put! Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Bellamere Cottage said...

CUTE pink Saturday! I loved your Peeps' blog as well.......Is there anything more fun than a successful trip to the Goodwill? :-) Ahhh......good fun.

Happy Pink Saturday and God bless you!
Spencer

Cath's Pennies Designs said...

Oh such darling pink things!
Have a joyously happy pink day!
Cathy

Es said...

Thanks for sharing! Happy Pink Saturday, Mimi! X Es X

someplace in thyme said...

You found some great items Mimi. I went to the Goodwell yesterday and came home with nothing. I need to go back in a couple of weeks and have another look. I don't blame you for leaving the bunny out, no where does it say you can't enjoy him all year, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Deanna said...

Hi Mimi! Just popping in before we leave for Austin.

I love your teacup find at the Goodwill! And you are so right about the nursery planters. If it hadn't been for my bloggy friend Jenn, I wouldn't have been aware of how collectable they are. And like you, I've tossed or bypassed so many of them at the thrift stores that now I've got my spotlight eyes on....lol!

¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*´¨)
(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
Deanna :D

Betzie said...

Pretty pinks! Happy PS!!!

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

I love all of your pink goodies, but that bunny is the most amazing, I'd leave him out too!!
Happy Pink Saturday
♥ Teresa

Elyse said...

a pretty collection of pinks! how fun to find pink straws!

happy pink saturday to you!

xo

Chandy said...

Very nice pink finds... Sorry for the late visit!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Mimi, everything is so sweet. Just love it.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Barb

Melly said...

Mimi, your pink treasures are just gorgeous and what great ideas you have for the adorable pink baby bootie.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Melly:)

BailiwickDesigns said...

I found a teacup and saucer almost exactly like yours at my Goodwill! There was only one, for $1.50.

I do hope Spring arrives in your corner of the world soon!

Happy PS... Jill

fairiemoon said...

I love the pink straw dispenser! What fun! I like the fake chocolate bunny as well. I have left Christmas items out for a year because I couldn't bear to put them away. I was ready to pack them up by the next year. It makes it really special to rediscover them each year.

Happy Pink Saturday!
Erin :)

http://www.fairiemoon.typepad.com/fairiemoon/

She'sSewPretty said...

You found some great pink treasures at the thrift store!! I love those little baby planters. They're my newest collection too. I needed another collection like I needed a...I can tell you know all about it!
Happy Pink Saturday night!

alicesg said...

Oh those are so sweet looking pink stuffs you have. :) I agreed with what you wrote in my blog. I enjoyed viewing all these pink blogs too. :) Happy Pink Saturday.

Hélène Glehen said...

Thank you to share your pink treasures. I love the tea cup. Have a nice day.

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Mimi, My dear what lovely pinks you have for this Pink Saturday!Sounds like you have been very busy...I hope you have time to look for the pic of your Mom...your Frannie Doll! is anxious to some and see you! So let me know when you find Moms picture...
Love the baby shoe...I have a little collection of them too....actually I collect "shoes" especially...I love your idea of using them to hold cotton balls etc...in looking for more ideas...how about making a little floral in it...to cute! Hugs and Happiness Friend!

jeanne said...

Good morning dear Mimi, thank you so much for your sweet comment on my grandson and Pink Saturday. I was gone all day yesterday and came home so worn out I went to bed. No visiting yesterday. So today I will be very busy.

Your Goodwill finds are terrific. I love going there, but here in the mountains there isn't a Goodwill to be found. sigh! Your kitty lives in a very loving home. She is a sweetie I am sure. Love her comfy blanket. The cup and saucer is a find as is the bootie. Haven't we all discarded things we wish we had kept?

Have a happy Sunday.

Hugs...Jeanne

Amy said...

What a lovely tea cup. I just love goodwill. I'm headed over there monday just to look....

amy@maisonbelle

Marina Capano said...

Hi! thank so very much for your nice cpmments! you are adorable girl!and I like so so so your pink post!
I wish you and family be great!

besos

Marina

Susie Jefferson said...

Mini, I just love the pink gadget thingie for drinking straws. I want one! Wonder if I can find one in the UK... Oh, I just adore retro kitchen gadgets....

Love the pink bunny too. This pink is really addictive - it's never been "my colour" but it's been very liberating to get out of my comfort zone and let some pinkness into my life. And I'm meeting such nice people too!

Happy Pink Saturday sweetie.

Smilingsal said...

I always have loved those baby bootie planters. Happy Pink Saturday.

KayEllen said...

So pretty Mimi!
Happy Pink Saturday on Sunday! lol

Yes you are right it is a great way to feel pretty in pink and share with other blogging friends.

Love the pink glass container for your straws!

Have a beautiful weekend.

Blessings,
kayelen

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


Love all your pink finds!


~ Gabriela ~

Charmingdesigns said...

OOOOOH you found some lovely things!!! I found rusty, old, dirty great stuff and you found beautiful pink usable goodies.heehee. Love your ideas on how to reuse those baby planters! Now, I'll have to look for one.lol. Laurie

ceekay said...

Thanks for stopping in and saying hi! Your pink items are each so cute. Love the teacup! Have a blessed Sunday!

Happy To Be said...

GM Mimi...I just love all your PINKness today and also your blog is beautiful girl..love the blog dress...Now those booties I so remember and I think I had a couple I also tossed out not knowing one day they would be the next big thing to collect and yes you are right just another thing to dust..but or so much fun to collect..I love going to our Hospice thrift store here and alway bring home a treasure...hey girl I just started a collection of Ironstone like a month ago and needed that like a hole in the head..Any hoo thanks for coming by...May you have a great Sunday...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Wonderful Pink Saturday post! I love that hot pink Easter bunny and those straws are just the prettiest shade of pink. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
♥, Susan

Loretta said...

I love the pink bunny, and I wouldn't put him away either! Your thrift store finds are wonderful. I kept my son's baby booties like that pink one, only his are blue. I was going to give them away, but I'm glad now that I kept them. Isn't it funny what grows on you?

Michelle said...

Chocolate bunny, soda, shakes and a sweet bootie! Super PINKS!

ann said...

Mimi,you are just the sweetest person.you brighten my day everytime you come by.it is an honest pleasure to get to know you.
and-----the finds are awesome...ann

paintinpatti said...

Wow - you scored at the GoodWill! I can't believe you are shoveling snow. No wonder so many of my desert friends are from Michigan! LOL! It was over 100 today in Sunny La Quinta, CA! I'm ready to go jump in the pool and cool off! Happy Pink Saturday!

Heidi Jo the Artist said...

Awesome post! I love the idea of using the baby booty for sugar packets. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Hope you had an awesome Pink Saturday! Happy Earth Day!

Heidi Jo the Artist
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Secondhandrose said...

I have the same bootie planter from when my daughter was born 23 yrs ago!

karen